In conversation with Michael Buckland, Emeritus Professor and former Dean at the University of California, Berkeley, and stalwart of the information science field, with his 1991 paper on seeing Information as a thing cited more than 2500 times. He talks about his journey from Oxford to Sheffield to the University of Lancaster Library in England, a move to the United States in 1972, leadership roles, visiting professorships, and what keeps him going as an active researcher until today.
Episode 6 Brenda Dervin Professor Emeritus of Communication, Theorist, Methodologist
In conversation with Brenda Dervin, Professor Emeritus of Communication, Ohio State University, Fellow and first Female President of the International Communication Association, famous for her Sense-Making Theory and Methodology, which has been widely adopted and applied by researchers in library and information science, communication, and other disciplines, who talks about her life including misogyny, contempt, neck injury, disability, and her refusal to be slotted or to slot people into categories.
Episode 5 Tom Wilson Professor Emeritus, Former Head of Department, Information Scientist
In conversation with Tom Wilson, Professor Emeritus and former Head of Department at the University of Sheffield, UK, a holder of two honorary doctorates, founder of two journals, and the person behind the famous “Wilson’s models of information behavior”.
Professor Emeritus Tom Wilson talks about his life from being born in a railway station, losing his father early, to a 60-year career contributing to the information field, spanning several countries and continents
Episode 4 Toni Carbo Professor Emerita, Mentor, Leader
In conversation with Toni Carbo, Professor Emerita and former Dean at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview was recorded in Providence, Rhode Island on December 1, 2018.
Professor Emerita Toni Carbo talks about her life from wanting to be an astronaut, to her involvement in the civil rights movement, and half a century of work, leadership, and mentorship in information science & technology.
Episode 3 Michele Cloonan Academic, Professor, Dean Emerita, Leader
In conversation with Michele Cloonan, Dean Emerita and Professor at Simmons University, in Boston on August 29, 2018
Dean Emerita and Professor Michele Cloonan talks about her life from her grandparents escaping Nazi Germany, to stepping down after ten years as Dean, and to her lifelong work in the field of preservation.
Episode 1 Eileen Abels Academic, Professor, Dean, Leader
In conversation with Eileen Abels, Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences and Director of the School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College, Boston on June 25, 2018
Part 1 Life and Inspiration (7:01)
Part 2 On Teaching & Innovation, Social Justice, Design Thinking (9:32)
Part 3 On Successes, Fake News & Critical Thinking, Life Lessons (8:41)
Dean and Professor Eileen Abels talks about life and inspiration, teaching and innovation, social justice, design thinking, successes, fake news & critical thinking, and life lessons a week before retiring.
“The enemy is not the other. It is the ego that creates the other.” (March 13, 2018)
The purpose of Project Oneness World is to gather human stories through interviews to inspire other human stories, and to connect people with the knowledge of people and resources to help achieve their life goals.
The people interviewed may be from different fields, speaking different languages and from anywhere in the world. The stories may be of daily survival or of people who are 1) encouraging oneness, diversity and inclusion; 2) working towards personal growth and excellence in a certain field such as arts, science & technology, education, etc.; and 3) working to help improve the human condition by contributing towards a certain cause.
Through these stories, we should be able to learn life lessons, about growth and resilience and about overcoming barriers, and appreciate the basic oneness of all human beings despite our separate struggles in different contexts. Above all, rather than looking at people from the outside-in in terms of the cultures and communities they come from, the project should enable us to look at people from the inside-out, as individuals, based on their stories in their own words.
The stories should inspire other people to strive themselves towards forging connections, achieving excellence and helping others. The project also aims to document organizations and resources and to link people with each other to further their goals, and for greater knowledge sharing.